Daily Archives: July 15, 2008

Hope for Each Day

My little friend Cheryl, of Hope for Each Day has blessed me with an award. Cheryl is such a kind hearted follower of God~her heart for Christ shines through her blog. Thank you Cheryl.

She knows how I feel about receiving awards, I appreciate them, but don’t post them on my blog. It is not about awards—it’s about sharing God. Sharing His love so great that He willingly gave His only Son for my wretched sinful life. Only HE deserves awards. So while I do appreciate your incredible heart and thoughtfulness, I know you understand why I don’t display them.

I was browsing blogs yesterday and noticed a blog (Christian themed) that seemed a bit down and out. She wanted to be an uplifter—an encourager, but she seemed lonely. She stated that she might discontinue blogging because she felt it didn’t matter. She thought she wasn’t having an affect on others. But you NEVER know who is reading…and what YOU say THAT day may alter a persons life for the better!

Ladies, let me encourage you, if you feel this way—don’t lose heart. Don’t stop your internet-mission field work because you feel you don’t have enough “readers”. If you are “counting the comments”—remember what I said a while back?—-What I felt in my spirit—“it’s not about the numbers, it’s about the message“.

If that is what we are looking for—we’ve missed the point. How many blogs do you read and never comment on? I read many. When something strikes a chord in my spirit, I comment. But I rarely comment on every one. Do you realize how much time that would take?

Something else that I do—especially if I don’t have time to comment—pray. You can pray ANYTIME—ALL THE TIME—FOR THEIR NEEDS.

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: (Matthew 25:35 KJV)

The words you pen are meat and bread for the hungry, water from the Living Lamb for the thirsty, even a comfortable place to rest for the weary soul. Ladies—don’t give up. No matter how disheartened you may feel today. Keep persevering. Keep typing, reading, studying and blogging. It is all for the glory of His eternal kingdom. This may be a testing time. Be obedient.

I am listening Lord…